Michigan’s minimum wage rate will increase to $9.87 on January 1, 2022, an increase from the current $9.65. Michigan’s Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2018 establishes the annual schedule and increases.
The Michigan Wage & Hour Division announced that while the law does prohibit scheduled increases when the state’s annual average unemployment rate for the preceding calendar year is above 8.5%, it is highly unlikely Michigan will exceed this threshold causing another delay as occurred in 2021.
The annual average unemployment rate for 2021 is expected to remain well below 8.5%.
Effective January 1, 2022:
- Michigan’s minimum wage will increase to $9.87 an hour.
- The 85% rate for minors aged 16 and 17 increases to $8.39 an hour.
- Tipped employees rates of pay increases to $3.75 an hour.
- The training wage of $4.25 an hour for newly hired employees ages 16 to 19 for their first 90 days of employment remains unchanged.